A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah
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A Long Way Gone

Author: Ishmael Beah

Narrator: Ishmael Beah

Unabridged: 7 hr 43 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Published: 08/05/2008

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs

Synopsis

This is how wars are fought now by children, hopped up on drugs, and wielding AK-47s. In the more than fifty violent conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But it is rare to find a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived.In A Long Way Gone Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a riveting story in his own words: how, at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

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AudiobooksNow review by Debra on 2009-07-31 14:30:35

I am sure there's a purpose for this book but its not the kind I can read or listen too. Too powerful and strong. Very easy listen but the subject matter disturbed me as well it probably should. Nevertheless I sent it back after only the 2nd disc.

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